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to face the most immediate threats with the storm surge. >> and what's the biggest challenge for fema? >> i think again, we talk about fema, we've got to remember we're back in the governor's -- their teams, they've called out the national guard. we've got a lot of first responders and volunteers. i think the biggest challenge is going to be not knowing exactly where the heaviest hit areas are going to be and the fact the storm's going to take several days to move through the area with heavy rain and wind. so that's going to slow down recovery activities like crews getting out and putting power back up. >> you already mention please evacuate if you're in one of the areas that could be affected. what should people watching know about preparing? >> i think if you haven't gotten ready, your window is closing along the coast. there's still time inland. but i think the bigs thing is to stay off the roads. stay safe. we've seen people losing their lives going out when they didn't need to be out there. if you're somewhere safe, stay there during the storm. if you're not, get
at the fema national headquarters in washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the most important thing for us to know from your standpoint? >> one, if you are not in an area of immediate danger stay inside, off the roads. we still have dangerous conditions. the other thing is last night president obama talking to the governor s governors of new jersey and new york granted a major presidential disaster declaration in addition to previous assistance to ensure that all resources are being made available to governors. we are very much in a response situation. as you pointed out, this is not over. we are not talking about recovery. we are still talking about loif safety operations and working with the governors' teams to get resources in there as they've requested them. >> let's talk about those search and rescue teams. where are you deploring your resources now? >> teams were moving yesterday. primarily right now we're assisting in new jersey, along some of the coastal communities. this is a rapidly changing situation. as you point out, we are very
to bring. >> david bernard, thank you. with us now is craig fugate administrator of the fema. he is monitoring the storms in washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the most important thing for us to know from your standpoint? >> one if you are not in an area of immediate danger stay inside, off the roads. we still have dangerous conditions. the other thing is last night, president obama talking to the governor of new jersey and new york. grant ad major presidential disaster declaration. in addition to previous assistance to ensure that all resources are being made available as governors. to respond. we are very much in response situation, as you pointed out, this is not over. we are not talking being recovery. we are still talking about safety watch operations. we are working very closely with the governor's teams to get those resources in their ads. they have requested them. >> administrator, let's talk about those search and rescue teams. where are you deploying your resources now? >> teams were moving yesterday. primarily right now is we ar
disaster to ever hit the new york transit system. so severe that fema is bringing in this team from the army corps of engineers to help. the same group brought in to new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> we expect it to be a challenging engineering problem, and getting that all storm surge back out and up and running again, will take some time and engineering talent and a lot of willpower. >> reporter: they'll also need electric power, something 323,000 customers in new york city are still without. workers are pumping around the clock to remove sea water from underground equipment. but dark skylines and dangerous intersections will be the new normal in lower manhattan and some parts of the outer boroughs for a while longer. utility companies say it might be a week before power is fully restored. city buses here in new york resume full service today to get the city going again. there will be fare-free rides. no charge. also today we saw for the first time ferry service from new jersey resuming. back to you. >> and there is much more than water damage in new york city. there was a d
expectations beyond that it is impossible for fema to respond to local responses if the local governments and state governments decide not to do it. >> you were campaigning in florida with governor romney saying that the president, president obama doesn't have the humility to reach out and find common ground to solve problems. why would you say that? >> well, i was struck in these three events with governor romney, these are partisan conservative republican crowds, 5,000 each maybe in each one of these stops. i was struck by their response to his appeal to bipartisanship and his commitment to do so. i think the country irrespective of ideology is yearning for political figures to be creative and innovative and determined to find common ground. i think the president has spent most of his time explaining away why it hasn't worked the way he wanted to and dividing the country. i'm not optimistic if he's re-elected he'll do anything different than what he has done. i hope i'm wrong. but i believe mitt romney will be elected president and it was more a response to listen to his message and to
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